Last summer I had the pleasure of working on the artist liaison team at Barn on the Farm Festival. Located in the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside, the festival takes place on a working farm, and the main stage is literally a barn. What this festival offers, which so many others don’t, is a community vibe. It’s super small and so, by the end of the weekend you feel like you know everyone on site. Plus you can walk everywhere in less than 5 minutes and, the way the stages are organised means there is no clashes, you can see every band!
I have happy memories of seeing a whole barn of people singing along to Lucy Rose, dancing away to BOY’s ‘Little Numbers’ (photo above), and the famous late night bus parties, followed by bonding with total strangers until 5am sat on sofas in an old barn. You really get the sense that this is what festivals used to be like, what they are supposed to be like.
Like always, this years line-up is already killer, and there’s more to come! I’ve highlighted some of my favourites but you can check out the whole thing here. For only £60 for a weekend ticket you can see all this and have one of the loveliest weekends of your summer…
Matt Corby is one of the most incredible musicians of our time. He is also A.W.E.S.O.M.E live. He’ll headline the Sunday of the festival, and it’s sure to be pretty special.
I saw Orla at last year’s festival and was very impressed. More than just another singer-songwriter, she’s got some real musicianship and some great songs.
One of the most blogged about artists of last year and continually getting better, I’m yet to catch them live but based on what i’ve heard, they don’t disappoint.
A voice to watch for 2013 (and one of my own Ones to Watch), Indiana is fast making waves with her Ellie Goulding meets The XX sound.
Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Gentle, beautiful, homegrown love songs are sure to be a perfect fit for Over Farm.
Barn on the Farm Festival takes place from the 5th-7th July 2013, tickets are on sale now from here!